What: Women United Lunch Forum on Education
Where: Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
When: September 12, 2018
Time: 11:30AM – 1:30PM
Ticket Cost: $40
Guest Speaker: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent of Hillsborough Schools
Moderator: Suzanne McCormick
Women United is planning a very special event for Wednesday, September 12th from 11:30AM -1:30PM at Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL. We are fortunate enough to have the Superintendent of Hillsborough County Schools, Jeff Eakins join us for our forum on education.
We will be discussing with Mr. Eakins his perspective on the importance of early learning, school security, among other important issues. Jeff Eakins has served as superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools since July 1, 2015. He has devoted his entire career to the education of children. He works tirelessly to improve the quality of education because he believes that when the right learning conditions are in place, all children can grow to be successful and responsible citizens. He and the School Board of Hillsborough County led the school district into creating a five-year strategic plan that seeks to increase high school graduation rates to 90% by 2020. The plan also seeks to create a strong foundation of financial stewardship and to build a culture where children are the top priority and healthy relationships create strong bonds that bring diverse groups together for a common goal: the success of our students!
Mr. Eakins has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career including 1992 Teacher of the Year at Cypress Creek Elementary School, the 2010 Dr. Earl Lennard Outstanding Leader Award for Hillsborough County Public Schools, also in 2010, the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators’ Outstanding Leadership Award for the state of Florida.
He is a graduate of the 2011 Leadership Tampa Class, co-chair of the Leadership Tampa 2015 Education Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Instructional Supervisors and Administrators and the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Ohio State University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He has been married for more than 25 years to Peggy Eakins.